Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC

Honor the thousands of Americans who served during the Vietnam War at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Adjacent to the National Mall in Constitution Gardens, the memorial consists of two giant stone walls, stretching almost 76 m (250 ft) long, engraved with the names of more than 58,000 fallen U.S. soldiers. Despite its simplicity, the awe-inducing monument makes a powerful statement. The Women's Memorial statue, depicting two nurses treating a fallen soldier, represents the importance of women in the Vietnam War. After your visit, make the short walk down to the Lincoln Memorial or past the reflecting pools to the Washington Monument. Add Vietnam Veterans Memorial and other attractions to your Washington DC trip itinerary using our Washington DC trip planner .
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  • The wall itself is simple, but if you look at how many names are listed, you can only agree with the text: "War, where is it good for, absolutely nothing......."
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  • The wall. The names. All the families affected. You see the list of names, engraved on the wall, that seems to go forever...the cost of freedom becomes clear. Sanctified ground. Silent, reflective, me...  more »
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  • What a heart-breaking memorial dedicated to our fallen Vietnam war heroes. Seeing all the names on the wall makes you feel appreciative of the sacrifices our fellow Americans had to endure for our freedom. My grandpa's best friend died in the Vietnam war from a north Vietnamese sniper when he was just 20 years old. When I was there, I etched his name on a piece of paper and handed it to my grandpa for something he can hold onto and remember him for. There are nearby small park benches if you don't want to visit the wall and just standby and the memorial is always clean.
  • This was a very interesting situation for me, being someone of Vietnamese descendant. I grew up in another country and another culture but I couldn't help feeling agitated walking past this memorial. For me at least, I can say that this memorial in some way touched me even though I might not feel the same other people feel by visiting this memorial. One star, because google wants a rating even though I feel like leaving it empty.
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